I am a Post-doctoral research fellow in the department of Software and Information Systems at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). My research involves the design, development and evaluation of collaborative systems and the study of socio-technical impacts of interventions of these systems. I specially focus on web-based video collaboration systems. I have extensive experience of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. I teach courses in Web-based Application Development, Network-based Application development and Human-Computer Interaction.
My academic path started with Architecture in India where I received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from coveted Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. After working for 3 years in various design firms essay-writing-service.us.org in India , I joined the Master of Science program in College of Architecture at Mississippi State University. I took courses in Interaction design and HCI. After graduating in Dec 2006, I worked as a User Interface designer and developer in NJ, USA. In 2009, I joined the PhD program at UNCC and worked with Dr. Celine Latulipe in Human Computer Interaction Lab. At UNCC, I also completed my Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science.
In my interdisciplinary collaborative research, I explore the intersection of design and computing. Many of these collaborations have been on National Science Foundation funded interdisciplinary projects where I actively participated and made significant contributions as a Research Assistant and later as a Post-doc researcher. My research on video-based intervention in performing arts and education has resulted in my dissertation titled Video Collaboratory: Asynchronous Collaboration around Web-based Video. My research effort has resulted in publications at prestigious conferences such as ACM CHI, ACM SIGCSE, ACM Creativity & Cognition, ACM CSCW and ACM NordiCHI. As a post-doc, I am currently involved in an NSF funded project to explore various possibility of video-centered collaboration in different domains and improve the Video Collaboratory platform for use in classroom and studio education.
I have been teaching various courses as an Instructor since Fall 2011 at UNCC. In my teaching, I strive to create an environment in my classroom that encourages active learning through hands on experiences. I like to share the skills and techniques that I have learned through my industry experiences to make my students aware of modern industry practices. I have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and I have mentored many undergraduate and graduate students in their semester long senior projects.